Cane Corso

Cane Corsos got ready for their closeups when the television series "The Borghias" needed some canine gladiators to film a 15th-Century chase scene.
Cane Corsos got ready for their closeups when the television series "The Borghias" needed some canine gladiators to film a 15th-Century chase scene.
Basir prototypical Cane Corso
Basir, in foreground.
Basir became the prototype for the contemporary Cane Corso, and was the model for the modern breed standard.
Did Hollywood heartthrob Rudolph Valentino own the very first Cane Corsos in the United States? Check out our exclusive photos, and decide for yourself!
Cane Corso fanciers debate the breed’s evolving silhouette
The new Cane Corso illustrations released by the Italian kennel club caused a stir among fanciers around the globe. We look at the big picture.
Barely three years after its formal acceptance into the American Kennel Club, the Cane Corso is in crisis.  
In a candid interview, Italian breeder Vito Indiveri discusses the expression, elegance, power, agility and strong, balanced  character that define the Cane Corso.
Massimo Inzoli of Italy reflects on his 2015 World Dog Show entry.
Basir was the prototypical Cane Corso, the dog on which the modern standard was based. But his story also explains why the breed has had such difficulty with consistency and standardization.
How do you pronounce "Cane Corso"? What exactly is a "giogaia"? Our guide to the most common terms used with the Neapolitan Mastiff and Cane Corso will have you "al corrente" -- up to speed -- in no time!
Part two of our pronunciation guide for Italian words used in the Neapolitan Mastiff and Cane Corso standards, from "canna nasale" to "zigomi." 

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